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    Bangkok hospitals launch free COVID vaccination drive

    ANN/THE NATION THAILAND – Bangkok hospitals will offer free COVID-19 vaccination in November to raise the level of protection against the virus in the capital.

    COVID-19 was downgraded to a “communicable disease under surveillance” on October 1 but vaccination is still considered an important defence against illness and death, especially for those in risk groups. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is providing free red-cap Pfizer vaccine for children aged six months to four years at all BMA hospitals.

    Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said the government aims to administer at least two million COVID-19 shots by the end of this year.

    Anutin wants to get 70 per cent of the 608 group – people aged 60-plus, those with seven underlying conditions, and women 12 weeks pregnant or more – vaccinated.

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